. >> reporter: vaccination clinics like this one are popping up throughout baltimore. city and county schools have seen an abnormally high number of student absences this week. they're urging parents to keep sick kids home, wash hands frequently. and be on alert. >> be more careful. i mean, sterilize everything. sanifies. -- sanitize. like you said, get the shot. the flu shot. i mean, this is nothing to sleep on. i never thought it would touch homes so close. >> reporter: as for destiny, she is still sedated in intensive care, but is expected to recover. >> my sister streamed -- screamed and hollered yesterday. came here. she's back. just rang over and over in my head that she's back. >> and that's good news. we're all thinking positive for destiny. now, meanwhile, city officials tell me that her case is very rare. she is the exception, not the rule. most people that would contract the h1n1 virus usually get over it in just a matter of days. we're live at the university of maryland medical center, in baltimore city. i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you, jessica.